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Thursday, November 20, 2014

{Blog Tour} HENGE by Realm Lovejoy -- with review and giveaway!



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Henge by Realm Lovejoy is a YA Fantasy that is a modern spin-off of the Arthurian legends featuring Morgan Le Fay as the protagonist. This tour will consist of reviews, interviews & guest posts. Check out the full schedule for more information.


HENGE CoverAbout the book:

Modern-day Camelot. Where knights no longer carry swords. Magic is dangerous. And those who seek control are not to be trusted.

Sixteen-year-old Morgan le Fay is a fire user. An ordinary girl with an extraordinary skill, she has the ability to create and command fire at will. Her dream is to become the Maven—the right hand of the future King Arthur. In the chance of a lifetime, Morgan is selected to join Arthur’s Round, an elite group of young magic users from which the new Maven will be chosen.

Along with the other fire, water, and wind users in Arthur’s Round, Morgan is rigorously trained and tested. The handsome Merlin, a brilliant water user, takes a particular interest in her. Is his friendship to be trusted, or is Merlin simply trying to win the position of Maven for himself? Among the many rivals Morgan faces is the current Maven, Mordred, who seems determined to see her fail.

But Morgan has a secret—years ago, her mother was executed for using fire magic, and Morgan’s desire for justice makes her more than ready to take on the challenge before her. Can she prevail in Camelot’s tests of survival and magic? Only time—and Morgan’s powerful fire—will tell.

Realm Lovejoy’s modern Arthurian series features one of literature’s most complicated and powerful female figures. Henge is the first book in the LE FAY series, and—like Morgan le Fay’s magic—it is sure to dazzle and amaze.




About the Author:

Realm Lovejoy is an American writer and an artist. She grew up in both Washington State and the Japanese Alps of Nagano, Japan. Currently, she lives in Seattle and works as an artist in the video game industry. CLAN is her first book. You can find out more about her and her book at www.realmlovejoy.com



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Giveaway:
signed paperback of Henge + swag (US)
4 paperbacks of Henge (US)
6 ebooks (INT)
1 ebook + $20 Gift Card (INT)

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 Disclaimer: I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I may have received an ecopy, but this  book is one that I will be buying to add to my shelves. Since  I first read THE MISTS OF AVALON by Marion Zimmer Bradley, I have had a soft spot for Arthurian legend retellings. Bradley wrote that in the early 80s, I discovered it in the early 90s when I was in the late end of middle school (about 12-14 years old), and I've been loving retellings of the legends of Camelot since!

Lovejoy's HENGE is just as fantasy filled and entrancing as Bradley's. I admit to sometimes being confused by cars and guns and cell phones and television in the book because in my mind we were in a medieval realm simply because of the character names, etc. I seemed to have become stuck on that and it took a few times to kick me out of it.

From sneaking away to enter a magical contest in defiance of her father, to puzzling out the danger in the realm, Morgan Le Fay was an utter joy to read. Much like MALEFICENT where we have a back-story to a villainess, here we have Morgan as a teenager. She makes a devastating discovery about her past (although, I'm sure you knew it long before she did), is fighting competition and making sure she isn't being killed in her goal towards becoming Maven.

This book was full of legend and magic, twisted and retold in a modern setting. I loved every moment of it and cannot wait to read the sequel and see what Lovejoy is going to do with Mr Ambrosius, Ms Le Fay, and Camelot!